Stock market indeces

Sorry guys, most stupid question ever on stock market....

If I Google a major stock market index, like for example SP500 or FTSE100 or whatever, do the data I get in a time chart already include dividends?
Yes?
No?
Can't tell?
The question makes no sense?

Thanks,

Comments

  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,536
    The indices reflect current market price of the stocks. Don't include divis. Divi payments on individual stocks will affect the price of that stock, before and after differ often by the amount of the divi per share. HTH.